Phil Bredesen

TN votes on wage hike; it's good business

May 24, 2006 - The Tennessee legislature will vote today on whether to boost the minimum wage, joining several others states (including North Carolina) seeking to shore up the federal wage floor which languished nationally since 1997.

Obligatory post about local yahoo

By R. Neal
September 29, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal This guy is so embarrassing for East Tennessee that I was reluctant to mention him but now that he's made the national news wires I guess there's no avoiding it. Betty Bean at the Halls Shopper (don't let the newspaper's name fool you -- with the local daily and the local "alt-weekly" beholden to the local GOP Good Ol' Boys and Real Estate Developer Prayer Meeting Club, the Halls Shopper is the only paper that actually, like, reports on local issues here) sums it up nicely:

Privileges

May 11, 2005 - The Tennessean reports that all Tennessee state senators, no matter how long they serve or whether they were elected or appointed, get a major, lifelong discount on the state employees' health insurance plan.